Ring out the News!
Handbell choir rehearsals are Thursday from 6:30-7:30 in Christ Hall under the leadership of our Handbell Choir Director, Leah McComas. The Adult Bell Choir consists of members ages 12 and up. Back in September, several youth members of the congregation expressed interest in joining the handell choir. There was such an enthusiastic response from the congregation as we returned to music making post -pandemic that it became necessary to form a second handbell choir for adults and older youth. The second group began rehearsing in October and will provide music for a liturgy in late November. Previous music experience is beneficial, but not necessary for success. We typically play for services once a month and on major feast days. We also add handbells to psalms, hymns, and other parts of the liturgy. Please consider ringing with us this fall! Please contact Leah McComas ( Lmccomas.firstname.lastname@example.org) or call the church office if you are interested in participating.
All the bell choirs continue to be important ministries and represent the vibrant and energized faith community at St. Paul’s. We currently have members ringing our full five octaves of handbells and four octaves of handchimes. Members enjoy utilizing many different bell techniques and playing pieces which incorporate various instruments.
If you can keep a steady beat; and have any prior musical experience (even it was long ago), please consider giving bell choir a try.